Monday, January 5, 2009

WISP Challenge

May Britt and Kris have begun a world-wide campaign to encourage and cheer on hundreds (perhaps even thousands!) of sewers to finish their abandoned, forgotten and misplaced WISPs!
A WISP, in craft-speak is a Work In Slow Progress.
They are going to head the accountability squad each month and post on their blogs just what we crafters who have joined their cause complete each month this year.

My January goal is to finish this beautiful cross-stitch of Our Lady of Guadalupe that I began in October. The top photo is where I was with it in November, and the bottom two photos are where I am today. It's quite large, 12" x 14", and has been a real blessing to stitch.

All the cross-stitching is finished, now it's backstitching the outline, then adding gold glass seed beads, and pearl glass seed beads before finally taking her to the framers.

Go check out Kris and May Britt's blogs for more information on the WISP project - there will be prizes at the end of each month too!

God bless you this week!


  1. Hey Jenny!
    Your cross-stitch of Our Lady of Guadalupe is coming along right nicely! The gold and beads will add some nice sparkle to it! 8-)
    I have a cross-stitch package from my cousin through my mom with a little cottage and quilts on a clothesline. A first try! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

  2. 'Our lady of Gaudalupe 'is truly a work of art. Beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful cross stitch, it would take me years to finish anything like this.
    best of luck with finihing her by the end of January.
    joanne xx

  4. I have been so busy and haven't visited your blog in awhile. I really like the pay it forward idea, I think that is how everyday life should be. I wanted to say I thought your post on the Chapel Veil was tender. I used to cross stitch years ago, and wanted to say your Lady Of Gudalupe is beautiful! Happy New Year!

  5. I am impressed Jenny. It looks a lot of work. I am on the home straight with a birth notice but still have 2 koalas to cross stitch. The baby is now 22 months so go figure a WISP however tall these things have to fit in with whatever else you have to do


  6. It is a beautiful cross stitch work. I have it in my projects... I would like to see it finished. Congratulations!


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